Country Conditions for Mailing — Brazil
Banknotes; currency notes; paper money; securities payable to bearer; and traveler’s checks.
Coins; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewels; expensive jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Commercial samples that promote tobacco products or smoking-related merchandise.
Commercial shipments that contain cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, loose and packaged tobacco, pipes, and other smoking devices.
Medicines whose formulas are not listed in the official pharmacopeias or not licensed by the Brazilian Department of Public Health.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Poniards, stilettos, poniard blades; canes, umbrellas, or any other articles containing swords, daggers, or guns; handcuffs, and blackjacks.
Primary educational books not written in Portuguese.
Regulation arms and munitions of Brazil and parts. Air guns. Reducing tubes and silencers for firearms.
Salted or smoked meat, and other foodstuffs of animal origin.
Seeds and seedlings of coffee, shrubs.
Used consumer goods (See Observation #5 for exception).
Medicines must be accompanied by a prescription from the attendant Brazilian doctor. This prescription should be on a chemist’s form, bearing the name, private address or office of the doctor, his registration number with the Brazil National Medical Council and a Portuguese translation of the instructions, as necessary. Postal packages containing medicaments and not satisfying the above-mentioned conditions will be returned to the senders or, if abandoned, treated as undeliverable items.
Postage stamps are admitted only in registered shipments.
Saccharine and other artificial sweeteners for artificial beverages require permission from the Brazilian Department of Public Health for importation.
- First-Class Mail International items may not contain dutiable articles.
- Import licenses are required for many kinds of goods and senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing that the necessary documents are held.
- Imports are allowed by mail, including mail order catalog shipments, up to a value of U.S. $500 (U.S. $1000 for computer software) without the requirement of an import license provided the item is not for resale. Shipments valued at no more than U.S. $50 are duty free and are delivered to the addressee; shipments above U.S. $50 can be picked up at the post office upon payment of import duties. Imports that are prohibited or subject to special regulations must comply with applicable Brazilian government provisions. Identical shipments from the same source to the same person or address in Brazil within a 90 day period are considered part of the same shipment and may be subject to confiscation. Other merchandise that usually enters duty free includes items such as newspapers, maps, books, and magazines.
- Shipments for which an import permit has not been issued are considered contraband and confiscated.
- Used consumer goods may only be sent to charitable organizations that are recognized by the Brazilian government as being entities which serve the public interest.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8
Value Limit (212.1)
The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.
Size Limits (211.22)
The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.
Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
General Conditions for Mailing
See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 9
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence and business papers.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label). Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise, merchandise samples without commercial value, documents, computer data, and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91. Include an invoice with all commercial shipments.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (222.72):
Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to Brazil.
Reciprocal Service Name: Serca
Country Code: BR
Areas Served: All
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9
Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $13.45
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $43.45; Large – $55.95
The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
Size Limits (231.22)
Maximum length: 42 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope and small flat–rate box. Weight limit: 4 pounds.
Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $45.62
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Available for registered mail with a return receipt.
Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.